Q. What type anchor is right for my boat?
A. It all depends on the type of boating you do and the type of bottom
you generally anchor up in.
1. The Plow anchor is for sandy and grassy bottoms and is generally an
all purpose anchor. It works best on larger boats with electric winches.
2. The grappling anchor is best for rocky bottoms. The grouper fisherman
love them. Also, is you dive the reefs and rocky bottoms, this would be
the anchor of choice. You can remove the anchor without damaging
sensitive reefs and bottoms.
3. The danforth style is also an all purpose anchor. Bass fishermen love
this style. It works well in sandy and grassy bottoms as well as rocky
Q. What size anchor would be right for my boat?
A. This of course would depend on the size and weight of your boat. I
would recommend you contacting us to help you determine what style and
size would best fit your needs.
Q. Do you fabricate special order anchors for unusually large boats.
A. Absolutely, just contact us with all the necessary information and we
will be happy to give you a quote.
Q. Do these anchors work well with electrical winches?
A. Absolutely. Iíve designed a cam at the end of the shank that rights
the anchor in the proper position for seating into the pulpit. If for
some reason it does not seat into your particular pulpit we can custom
built a pulpit to accommodate the anchor.
Q. Being that this anchor is fabricated from stainless steel and it is a
costly investment I would be afraid to lose it. What makes this anchor
virtually impossible to lose?
A. The sliding mechanism, when used properly, will alleviate loss by
allowing the anchor to be removed from the bottom backwards.
Q. Is it true that the deeper the water the heavier the anchor should
A. Absolutely. The deeper the water the stronger the currents. You want
your anchor to reach the bottom as quickly as possible and engage as
quickly as possible. Our anchors do just that.
Q. How do I find out more about your anchors and where to purchase one?
A. Easy just give me a call at (727) 847-9779 or email me at
MORE ABOUT ANCHORING
A bigger and heavier anchor is always better. How may times have you
dropped your anchor and not been able to end up where you wanted to be.
When the current is running and/or the wind is blowing, most anchors
arenít heavy enough to hook up. They drag across the bottom skimming the
surface on hard sand or dragging through grass and loading up with
grass, making it virtually impossible to dig in the bottom. This causes
you to have to pull the anchor up, shake off the grass and start over.
Another problem is the anchor getting caught up under a hard snag and
now you are unable to retrieve it.
The Hunter anchor has a design that can solve all of these problems. Our
unique design allows you to anchor in most any and all conditions. It
can be retrieved every time, with a clean recovery. No grass or mud will
end up in your boat.
The Hunter anchor, when properly used can be pulled out from most any
obstacles. All that is necessary is to pull in the rope until you are
directly over the anchor, let out just a little slack and drive the boat
just past the anchor. This allows the shank slide to move down the
anchor shank and reverse the direction of pull, which allows the anchor
to be removed in a backwards position. This not only frees up the anchor
but most likely cleaning it of grass or debris prior to pulling it
aboard your vessel.
Additionally, our unique design sets the anchor quickly in all types of
bottoms and is environmentally friendly. Because the Hunter anchor sets
so quickly, it disturbs less bottom and when properly used come out
backwards, sliding out of its hold position.
With the normal style anchor, if you become lodged in the rocks and the
anchor is not retrievable, you must either cut the anchor rope or pull
it out with the boat using the power of the motor. This last scenario
generally caused a great deal of damage to the anchor or the rope would
break and the anchor would be lost. This will not happen with the Hunter
The solution to these anchoring problems is finally here.